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we WON'T pay for their crisis by daisyproof we WON'T pay for their crisis by daisyproof
Taken at the g20 protest march and rally in London on 28th March , 2009
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Given 2009-04-15
we WON'T pay for their crisis by ~daisyproof is a very powerful photo that should be seen by a wider audience. It is one of the best "g20 shots" I have seen so far in deviantART. I think no words are needed if we look at it!
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Concedent Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Quite frankly, I wouldn't want to pay for our mess either. It's sad, we put people in power who promise us the whole world 'round but give us dirt. The comments I was reading hit the spot dead on. Bank bailouts aren't solving anything. Remember Fannie Mae and Bernie Mac? Oh boy, they're still alive and kicking, and the middle class is bearing the full brunt of their animosity. And then these scandals and frauds come out to the open, and middle class STILL has to bear the brunt. Honestly, I'm sick and tired of giving all these rich people money so that they can give themselves bonuses and what not.

And then there's the issue of the ones abusing welfare. Can't say we didn't have this coming. The companies are running away to China.

California had an election for the new Governor. I actually thought we'd all go through hell and back because of Meg Whitman, but it's not any better from Jerry Brown. But the fact that she even CONSIDERED firing all our state workers in favor of Chinese workers who don't even live here boils my blood. Ahh, I'm ranting.

Perhaps I'm too informed for my age, but it's better than being ignorant of the world. My mom tells me I shouldn't worry over this, yet I do. I remember reading that the gap between what the world sees "Us" as and what we "Really" are is a big gap.

And they're right, they shouldn't pay for our crisis. Meh, I don't know how I sound when I'm saying this, or type (whichever you prefer), Americans have helped other countries for years. I'd only think it'd be fine to help if not a little. Actually, I wonder if I sounded like a politician in that..lol.

I'm going to end this rant before I go psycho on you guys e.e.
I find it unfair that we put people in power who take the money and tell us that they're doing one thing, when they're actually doing a whole 'nother OTHER thing. My dad does this and it's sad.

Really, oh so sad. And my mom who works, suffers. He doesn't make much money, but my mom keeps the food on the table. It's basically what is going on in politics. Live in my house for a day and you'll know EXACTLY what I mean.

~Concedent
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I agree with you, and thanks for posting this. It is frustrating and infuriating and crippling. I was brought up as a teenager watching reports of the Greenham Common women. I've been involved ever since, in one way or another. I'm 45 now; don't vote and devote my energies to grass roots movements and community led projects (as well as photography). It is the only way I have found to keep sane and hold onto a sense of pride in what people can achieve.
I help manage a community woodland that we have created on an old council land fill site. The only time we see the local politicians is near election day when they all want to have their photo taken planting a tree to help with their election campaign. That's when I turn the tables on them and make them pledge publicly to donate some money to our project (we are a totally voluntary organisation without funding). It works and it gives me a great sense of satisfaction to fleece them as they do us.
Keep your chin up, I know it's hard but they and their institutions are so insignificant in the grand scale of things that they aren't worth worrying about.

Kim x
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Concedent Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
"The only time we see the local politicians is near election day when they all want to have their photo taken planting a tree to help with their election campaign." This just goes to show much politicians care for their people. Che.

That aside, I like people like you =A=. You are one of the few that isn't afraid nor influenced by some sneaky dirty politician. And you care for your community! Boy the things I want to do when I grow up...

And yeah, I'll try not to worry about things that I have no control over xD

~Concedent
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Danutza88 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!:) This photo was featured here: [link] :huggle:
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Thanks:)

Kim
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DAPoliticalForum Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for taking this image
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Pleasure:)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009   Photographer
Featured:[link] :)
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
WOW! Thanks!!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009   Photographer
it's a very strong image! :nod:
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thank you! I am very proud of it, especially as the guy from Routers was standing next to me and his shot ( identical),made the front page of the American tabloids the next day!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009   Photographer
wow!
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ex-artist Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Stupid mistakes should not be rewarded, however what happened to tolerance, understanding and change? What if the same was said in 1944? Make this photo black and white with Times Square in the background, US college age citizens and younger, protesting instead of enlisting. What would the sentiment be, would your comments change? There are two sides to every coin and both are worth the same amount. How do you choose which one to spend?
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daisyproof Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
No ,cause in 1944 they would still be paying for the mistakes of their governments. War and greed are not the answer but thats all we get from governments throughout history. There HAS to be another way.
On a lighter note...I love your idea of black and white and Times square...very thought provoking.
Best wishes,
Kim
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
hi!your work is featured in my journal:)
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daisyproof Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
ha! nice one!! have fun...kim
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009   Photographer
:wave: Hi!

Your DD has been featured in my newsletter: [link]

thank you for sharing! :heart:
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daisyproof Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Hello! Thank you!
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tigress-phan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
very powerful image. congratulations :clap:
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Thank you!
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carlosmgh3 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is soooooooooooooooooooooo true!!!! we shouldnt pay for a stupid war!
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dragon-shadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Maybe we should stop pointing the finger, stop blaming everyone else for something we all got ourselves stuck in & actually DO something. You can spend forever blaming someone for the immense cock-up but it's not going to help or get things sorted any quicker.

Congrats on the DD though & I like the way that, actually, this image could be used to represent quite a few different demonstrations.
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Mahado07 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I fully agree !
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Thankx!
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iorphanedbambi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Clouds over Big Ben, with the banner right next to the landmark. Also, the non specific banner and the way non of the protestors seem to be looking in the same direction or standing shoulder to shoulder.

Its beautifully taken, perhaps I like it more because it makes me look closer at the people who are protesting and what they want. That's something a lot harder to capture than wearing someone wearing a Che shirt and turning up Street Fighting Man on your iPod.

Great work.
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
thanks!
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RainWhitehart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Haha, we are so fucked. Oi, England do us a favour and evade us and make everyone spell properly. :D
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dragoonsnightmare Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
holy crap...the guy casually drinking soda in the front is what i could possibly look like when im 35!! O_O
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aissatan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
They're naive to think that the crisis belongs to only one country.
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EmiiLove Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
indeed, this is a powerful photo!
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
thanks!
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Nedra19 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Student General Artist
Well, first of all: Great shot. It's clear and the message is portrayed very well, and you definately deserve the DD.

Now, as an American I have to say that its really interesting to go through these comments (I'm on the 6th page, with so much more left, its insane) and how everyone from all these countries are effected and their opinion. Many agree, and many disagree no matter what country they're from, so its nice to know nationalism isnt much of a bias in their opinion. (Even learned what g20 is which is cool).

But on the other hand, it's hard because yes, the problem from what I know started in American banks giving out loans, etc.; but honestly with all of the trade and international dependance going on, you can't be surprised that if one country goes down, we all go down. Theres no way the governments of UK and other major countries did not see this coming. So its not an 'American' crisis, its a global crisis. We all, "we" being the world population, have a part in this, whether we know it or not, but its our responsibility to work as a human race to fix it rather than point fingers.

Unfortunately, the government's way of "fixing it" is crazy tax increases, which sucks horribly; so I understand the protestors' anger and rebellion, and I don't blame them. But sometimes you kind of have to step back and look at the big picture. And unless we start becoming more self sufficient in our countries, we must find out how to deal with things happening in other nations that effect us. Because it always effects us.
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
thank you for your comment...yes, they have made it our problem too. But I believe, too, that the problems will only be solved by a radical change in the way we all live and I believe that consumerism is an addiction and should be issued with a government health warning. But if you want to hear some good news...my beans, peas, tomatoes, carrots , potatoes and onions are all sprouting like good-uns in my veg patch !
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Nedra19 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student General Artist
Very true =) We buy things that really dont need to be bought, and overspend when we truly don't need to. And when we save, we can actually pay back whatever loans we've recieved from banks, which stabilizes the economy. (Though things would also be better if they didnt give out really bad loans in the first place). And great! :dance: Planting food is cool, but I lack a garden to do so :p
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Demosthenes75 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
that's happening everywhere, hm? -__-))) go-frickin-figure

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picturefragments Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that one guy looks photoshopped in
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
haha! he's not, honest!
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PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
How so? (No I am not the Photographer himself) but the lightsources are correct, and doing hairstrands is not easy to paste in there without messing them up.
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wasn't speaking from a technical observation, but an aesthetic one.

He stands out. I'm not sure why.
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PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
And yes, I agree, he does. However, that could also be because of his height.
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The edge around him looks too clean. Plus the color value doesn't appear to match.
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will-jum Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Clearly used flash, he's just caught it the most as in the forground, closest to the photographer.
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PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Yes, you might be right about that. I see where you are coming from, now. It does look a little iffy. Nonetheless, a great photo!
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4taraxi5 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
That's just due to him being, aside from the blurry head in the corner, the closest thing to the camera.

If you look at the 2 guys farther back on the left, it makes the people in the middle ground look a little off. It's just the different focus at different depths is all. To me him and the sign look like the most focused images
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Carenza Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
He must have been close enough to be hit by the flash.
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Flash sped through the crowd and punched him. Witnesses reported seeing a red blur with yellow trim...
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Carenza Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
A DHL van? On a Saturday? Never.
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AsraiLight Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Beautiful shot! I wish it wasn't sized so large so that it would be easier to see the whole composition, though.

...And isn't it a global crisis anyway? Doesn't seem like "ours" or "theirs" apply when every country is suffering.
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daisyproof Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Sorted the problem out...thanks for your nice comment!
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